Eckstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German surname Eckstein originated in the region of Hessen, where it is believed to have first emerged. The name is made up of two German words, "Eck," meaning "corner," and "Stein," meaning "stone"; thus, the name literally means "corner-stone." The name was most likely originally borne by someone living near a boundary stone, or, alternatively, to someone working as a stonecutter or mason.

Early Origins of the Eckstein family

The surname Eckstein was first found in Hessen, where Heinrich Eckstein, living in Trechtingshausen in 1235, is the earliest recorded bearer of the name. The young Eckstein family played an important role during the early Middle Ages as the history of Hessen unfolded.

Important Dates for the Eckstein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckstein research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1337, 1350, 1637, 1699, 1769, 1783, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Eckstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckstein Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eckstein, Eckestein, Eckensteiner, von Eckstein, Eckstine and many more.

Early Notables of the Eckstein family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckstein migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Eckstein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • H Eckstein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1794 [1]
Eckstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Eckstein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Joseph Eckstein, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • Georg Eckstein, who arrived in Ohio in 1848 [1]
  • Isaack Eckstein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Bernhard Eckstein, who landed in America in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eckstein (post 1700)

  • Nathan Eckstein (1873-1945), German-born American businessman
  • Yechiel Z. Eckstein (b. 1951), American rabbi and the founder and current president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
  • George Eckstein (1928-2009), American writer and television producer
  • Maria Ashley Eckstein (b. 1981), American film and television actress
  • David Mark Eckstein (b. 1975), former American professional baseball player
  • Peter Charles Eckstein (b. 1936), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1974 [2]
  • N. D. Eckstein, American politician, Village President of Warren, Michigan, 1947-51 [2]
  • Herbert Eckstein, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Sanford, Florida, 2005 [2]
  • George B. Eckstein, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924 [2]
  • David Eckstein, American politician, U.S. Consul in Amsterdam, 1884 [2]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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